SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Officials say California overpaid at least $700,000 to state employees last month and the government wants the money back.
The Sacramento Bee reports about 20,000 state employees received extra payments ranging from $37 to $101 per employee.
State Controller’s Office spokesman John Hill says the mistake was limited to workers covered by two unions, including 12,689 employees in the California Correctional Peace Officers Association and “about 7,000” workers in the International Union of Operating Engineers Bargaining Unit 12.
Hill says the overpayments occurred because the controller’s office failed to increase some employees’ withholding for medical insurance.
The Controller’s Office is still figuring out the exact total for all the money overpaid.
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